Second Best

Prompts and Challenges

November 10, 2015

Laura Bloomsbury of eljaygee in pursuit of the photo has come up with Second Best Sundays which, according to her definition, is : an image [you] cannot quite assign to the trash… neither technically well–crafted nor spellbinding, yet still it holds [one’s] attention – a second best shot that deserves more than a second look.

This shot of the back side of the Las Vegas Strip is a seldom seen angle that exemplifies the tawdry underbelly of an industry with its roots in organized crime. It is not a picture postcard image of the city, but it fascinated me that day when the rain had stopped and the sun peeking through the cloud cover shone off the buildings on the strip.


Tautologous Tuesday


16868656511_7bb2525b7f_o copyOK, for all of you “ESL” students, tautologous can also mean wordy or talky, which is why I did not post this on Wordless Wednesday as I have something to say! I’m not sure whether or not I ever posted the above photo this past year, shooting South on the Las Vegas Strip one fine Sunday morning. So, if you remember it, then just pretend I titled this post “The Best Of 2015. OK?


The Strip

Shooting north on Las Vegas Blvd. January 3,2015 at 9:43 am f/4.5 at 1/1250 sec. ISO 125 13mm

OK, I know this post should have been titled “The” Strip, but then who would read it? This way, every adolescent minded man like me (my wife thinks I have not yet progressed past the mental age of 13) will click and, of course, be disappointed. Unless they marvel at the lack of traffic on Las Vegas Blvd., as I do!

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